Jonathan Martin surrenders to police, reportedly facing up to 6 years if convicted

By Jesse Reed

One day after news broke that a warrant had been issued for his arrest, former NFL lineman Jonathan Martin has reportedly turned himself into police per TMZ Sports.

Martin is facing five charges — four counts of making criminal threats, and one count of possessing a loaded firearm — stemming from last month’s incident in which he made threats to his former high school and was found to be in the possession of a loaded shotgun, a knife and an ax.

He was held in a mental health facility after the initial threats were made. Martin originally shared a photo of a shotgun and bullets with the caption “When you’re a bully victim and a coward, your options are suicide or revenge.”

That post included him mentioning former Dolphins teammates Richie Incognito and Mike Pouncey, who were at the center of the bullying scandal that featured Martin himself with the Dolphins back in 2013 (more on this here).

According to TMZ Sports, prosecutors in this case say Martin is facing up to six years in prison if he is convicted.